FAQS

Frequently asked questions

Who are Gunaikurnai people?

The Gunaikurnai are an Indigenous Australian nation of south-east Australia whose territory occupied most of what is now Gippsland, and much of the southern slopes of the Victorian Alps. The Gunaikurai people are made up of five major clans: Brabralung, Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Krauatungalung, Tatungalung. Read more here: Clans

What is the TOLMA?

As part of the Gunaikurnai settlement agreement, the state entered into a Traditional Owner Land Management Agreement (TOLMA) to establish a Gunaikurnai Land Management Board to jointly manage ten national parks and reserves in their agreement area. Read more.

What is the role of the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board?

The main role of the Board (often referred to as the GKTOLMB) is to coordinate the development of a joint management plan by working closely with the Gunaikurnai people, joint management partners and consulting with all groups and individuals who express an interest.

How does the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB) differ from the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC)?

The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) is the recognised Traditional Owner Group entity representing Gunaikurnai people under the Traditional Owners Settlement Act.

The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB) is a body corporate set up to help make sure the knowledge and culture of Gunaikurnai people is recognised in management of the JM parks.

While GLaWAC and the GKTOLMB are separate organisations, they are working closely together in partnership on developing the joint management plan, along with Parks Victoria and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.